Sunday, January 31, 2010

The political face game: Can you tell the difference?

According to the Scientific American, a "New study shows we can tell Democrats from Republicans in head shots."

The article states: "To investigate the basis of these judgments, subjects were asked to rate photos of faces on a seven-point scale assessing personality traits such as assertiveness, maturity, likeability and trustworthiness. Subjects consistently associated Democrats with warmth (likeable and trustworthy) and Republicans with power (dominant and mature). These findings were independent of the gender of the person in the photo." Interesting.

Let's cut to the chase, which group is better looking?

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